Green Lantern Corps Gets Geoff Johns as Writer/Producer, Steps Down at DC

Green Lantern Corps

Now as THR reports, Johns will be stepping down from his post as DC Entertainment president (which he's held since only 2016) and Chief Creative Officer (which he's been since 2010) in order to take on an exclusive writer-producer deal with both Warner Bros. and DC.

Johns is heading up Mad Ghost Productions, and his banner's official site lists Green Lantern Corps as one of its upcoming movies, accompanied by a synopsis. There's been a fair amount of behind-the-scenes upheaval and restructuring on a number of levels: Chairman Toby Emmerich installed Walter Hamada as the studio's president of DC-based films production earlier this year; the division was originally created by the studio's executive vice president Jon Berg and DC chief content officer Geoff Johns. At this rate, DC Films will turn that concept into a movie by the end of the week.

Jim Lee, a comics artist and co-publisher of DC Entertainment, will take over as chief creative officer, though It is now unclear who will take over as the organization's president.

Johns will also stay busy on the comics side, as he works on a new pop-up slate of comic books under the banner of The Killing Zone, focusing on new and lesser known DC characters and titles. These announcements were made today by Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, who is serving as DC's interim head. Johns will write and be a producer on the film. He's already writing and producing Wonder Woman 2 and now has a co-writing and executive producing credit on James Wan's Aquaman, opening this December. He has also been crucial in helping build the DC television empire and co-developed The CW's most successful superhero show, "The Flash". But it sounds like Johns was itching to get back to being a pure creative, and in addition to his movie projects, he has even more DC projects in the works. Johns will also be writing a Shazam! comic book series scheduled to be out in the fall. Additionally, Johns will finish Doomsday Clock, his current event miniseries which is integrating characters from Alan Moore and David Gibbons' Watchmen into DC's multiverse. "The new publishing projects we are working on together will be instant fan-favorites". These are tumultuous times, and it'll be interesting to see if the combination of Lee being in a new position and Johns taking a more directly creative role will be able to potentially right the ship of DC Films in the years to come. "I'm also excited to continue to work with the awesome team at DCE and my colleagues at Warner Bros". Reading, "Once of DC Comics' greatest Super Hero universes, the film will feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart...", it confirms the expected news that Jordan is in for a reprieve after 2011's Green Lantern.

Based out of Los Angeles, is the production company of writer and producer Geoff Johns.

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